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work with u.s. apple i have traveled to washington, d.c. on several occasions, including two bipartisan meetings with members of t of each day.h took up the there is a bipartisan agreement that the system is broken and the agreement as it stands is nearly impossible. the shared challenge faced by all farmers seems to be finding legal experience laborers who can provide the employers with coence predictability, and stability. the proposed bill would be useful as it no longer draws distinctions between seasonal and non-seasonal employers, like terry farmers, allowing dairy farmers to hire workers and their workers could even be considered for legalization. a common misconception is that these seasonal guest workers are displacing domestic workers. in our office we not only facilitate the application paperwork for employers but in some cases we process their payroll. there is a direct correlation andween the hiring of h2a domestic employees. they applied and petition in new york for 224 h2a workers. the majority of these workers only work for eight weeks. these foreign workers created 50 y
of the areas? >> it is not based on a fiscal year -- you take apples, they come in, it is august, and they stay to pick, prune and packed -- they have to be gone by the end of may. >> in this bill, in your opinion, it addresses the problem? >> it fixes the problem because i think actually, mr. connor can speak to a better, the different types of -- >> mr. connor? >> it fixes the problem fundamentally by creating two different groups of the guestworker program. one would be the seasonal at will, which would be, i suppose, the most similar to the current h-2a program, but the other is a contract program where, again, you would have the ability to bring in year-round workers on a contract, as you noted, to perform those milking functions, feeding functions on the farm, those kind of things, as noted earlier, the cows don't stop producing milk. they produce 24/seven, every day of the year. >> that is the nice thing about cows, they are considerate in that regard. do you see this as a long-term fix, or something you have to tinker with every few years? >> no question, senator, we picture this as a l
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